I just don't see any way we lose these next two. Washington State's QB
throws a TON of picks, which will help our defense which doesn't get many
picks. I think the biggest key will be our defensive line
destroying their offensive line. Their QB isn't going to have the time
he's used to be able to make the throws he wants.After that,
its our big rivalry game. Utah WILL finish the regular season 6-6.
Mark it Down.Anyone who doubts that, get the crow ready. Go UTES! Still love the way you guys are fighting. Proud Ute, Proud Pac 12
@ Chris BLOL
@Chris B:I remember how exciting it was to have Travis Wilson
participate in Trent Dilfer's QB competition. It seemed like we were
finally on the cusp of some great things at the QB position. Dennis Erickson
isn't expressing confidence in the current QB pipeline now that Travis is
down.As proud members of the PAC-12, can you explain to me why
we're having such a hard time recruiting a four-star QB? Given the current
QB status, do you think we can find someone with four stars (five would be ok,
too) who's interested in coming to the U with a good chance of playing
early? Are you hearing any rumblings? It seems our lack of great QB recruits
would also hamper our ability to get great WR recruits. Any thoughts or inside
knowledge about what the staff is doing?
christy"After that, its our big rivalry game..."aka, the pillow fight in the Rockies.Two of the worst programs in
the PAC slugging it out to determine which program will get to spend the long
cold winter in the PAC basement.
Read between the lines. NEED to establish the run because we don't have a
passing game. I see this as a 50-50 chance for a win. If Utah can get a lead
early they can win, but if they fall behind and have to go to the pass they
probably don't win. They also need this game as badly as the Utes do, so I
don't expect either team to roll over.
Let's all sing along now, "I'll be home for Christmas, you can
count on that…"I just don't see any way Utah wins
either of these games. They better start using some of that BCS money that the
real Pac 12 teams are earning for them and go on a HUGE recruiting trip.Sad to see Wilson out like this and I hope he can make it back.
@Chris, you are right about the number of picks that Halliday throws but you
forgot (or just wanted to spin) to mention that he throws a TON of touchdowns.
He has thrown 22 TD's and 19 picks and his QBR is at 123.9.If
Utah can catch an interception, they might win this. BUT, with the game at WSU
and them fighting to become bowl eligible, I think WSU wins.However, I will "mark it down."
Chris BSalt Lake City, UT"After that, its our big rivalry
game."===This is going to be a Huge win, just like
the U's huge win over their new rivals in basketball last night, Grand
79Ute,Chase Hansen is a 4 star QB.
Veritas,A win is ALWAYS better than a loss, that's what you byu
fans keep saying. You beating Idaho in football is better than Utah losing a
very close game to ranked ASU.So yes, our win over Grand Canyon is
better than you LOSING to Iowa StateLOL
Scotty2010 Utah 17 BYU 162011 Utah 54 BYU 102012 Utah
24 BYU 212013 Utah 20 BYU 13BYU in...sub-basement?
Chris BSalt Lake City, UTVeritas,A win is ALWAYS better
than a loss, that's what you byu fans keep saying.===Why ya gotta label me and put me in a box. I am a fan of both schools, just
not a fan of the "chip on their shoulder-hate the other school" fans.
(now you are labled, and put in a box... weird how that can be done)I call it how I see it. Does the rest of the state consider Colorado and GCU
their rivals too? Will you be posting on their articles?I hope The U
enjoys their new rivals, Grand Canyon University and Colorado. Good
luck to the Utes over the next two weeks! Let's go BOWLING!
@ FenderReally 3 of those games could have went either way! LOLThe utes will never be as nationaly recognized as BYU, the utes had two
really good seasons in the past 10 years and that is all they will ever have.
And how long has it been since BYU had a signature win, Miami in the 90's?
You can say all you want but its been only 5 years since our last amazing
season, and its been 20+ years since yours.Difference is we're
moving on to better things not stuck in lala land. I rather have 6-6 seasons
with the kind of opponents we bring into RES instead of beating up on cupcakes
after going under or at .500 the first 5 games like BYU.Keep reading
everything UTAH football because we all know why you BYU fans come over to our
I saw good things from the O-line and Schulz vs Oregon. Hoping for a 3-0 finish
to the year.What does it say about the status of the programs in the
state when byu is playing ND and it's "fans" are over here bagging
@ FenderAre you saying the 3 games that could have went either way
were really moral victories. Sounds jr highish to me; I think that is why the
final score still determines the winner.Your opinion about the Utes
is just that, opinion. I don't think anyone can foresee their future.
Hopes remain high they will reestablish themselves as a contender in a
conference recognized nationally.The Utes growing experience of the
past 2 years has been a painful learning experience. Patience my friend.
.40,3 of those could have gone either way?LOL!!!A loss is a loss.You lost. Your seniors Van Noy, Hoffman,
and others will NEVER know what its like to beat their rivals.LOL
.40, its so funny that 3 of those "could have gone either way"90% of football games "could have gone either way"And
speaking of that one that you agree "could NOT have gone either way,"
when was the last time byu beat Utah in such a way that it could NOT have gone
either way?In other words, when was the last time you guys put a
54-10 beatdown on Utah?LOL
If only we had the right handed riley Nelson like the cougs our problems would
be solved.. Did you see those crisp throws he made against the powerhouse known
as Idaho state? He's all conference for sure
@ Chris BOh Chris your funny. FACT#1 Utah does not want
to play BYU the next two years because they need easier games. They know that
playing in the Pac 11+1 is hard (I agree good teams in the pac 11+1.) And if BYU
is such a GIMMIE game then why not play BYU the next two years? Oh the answear
is becasue it is always a hard game for utah. I am not taking
anything away from utah a win is a win, but they were hard fought close wins.
The only bowling your utsies will be doing this year is with pins.
965 Sandy, UTAnd how long has it been since BYU had a
signature win, Miami in the 90's? You can say all you want but its been
only 5 years since our last amazing season, and its been 20+ years since
yours.Difference is we're moving on to better things not stuck
in lala land. I rather have 6-6 seasons with the kind of opponents we bring into
RES instead of beating up on cupcakes after going under or at .500 the first 5
games like BYU.Keep reading everything UTAH football because we all
know why you BYU fans come over to our articles.===And YOUR
post is all about BYU?Cool...
.40Fact: Fresno state replace byu and Fresno is a better program
than byU. Just look at the standings.Beating byU year after year
after year just didn't do anything for us. Beating byu isn't seen as
a good win(remember how the nation mocked texas for losing to you guys? LOL)We wont play byU because we don't need to play you. byU needs Utah
more than Utah "needs" byu. We have moved above byu by
going undefeated several times in RECENT history, beating up on SEC powerhouse
Alabama in a bowl game, earning a Pac 12 invite.The futher we
disassociate ourselves with byU the better. Again, byu is seen a s fun
religious program, but not a serious national title contender. Fresno is better.
@40. cal:I try not to get into the middle of these things, but how
do you justify your comment? We've beaten BYU four years in a row. When
does that not constitute beating an easy team? Fear is not the reason Utah is
not playing Utah, exposure is. As a Utah fan I found it kind of boring playing
three in state schools this year. It's time to switch things up a little,
like by adding Michigan. It just makes sense.
@Veritas "I hope The U enjoys their new rivals, Grand Canyon University
and Colorado"That can only mean that BYU's new rivals are
Idaho state and Mesa, or is it Mt Saint Mary's?
For those who always throw this out there, please explain to us how the U
"earned" a PAC 12 invite? We can safely assume Colorado
earned one based on the same criteria because they were invited before you were.
I look forward to your honest response.It it
weren't for certain U fans, I really wouldn't say GO WAZZU Cougs! But of course... GO BYU Cougs!
To the moderators:"utesies" is hate speech. It denigrates the
Native American tribe for which the school is named. Please make a small effort
to be balanced. Do you publish articles that refer to BYU fans/students as
"zoobs"? Why is "utesies" more acceptable?
The OL looked good last week lets hope that trend continues. If so Shulz
won't need to make big plays it will be up to our disappointing running
game. Since Wazzu is bad against the run I see us running for over 200 yards.
Chris B, I have prepared the Crow.....Know where do you want me to deliver it?